|FSI - Hausa Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
Hausa is the major language of the northern region of Nigeria. It is also used widely in commerce and trade in large areas of West Africa. Hausa is generically related to such well-known languages as ancient hieroglyphic Egyptian, Assyro-Babylonian, Hebrew and Arabic, as well as to others less familiar but also of importance, such as Amharic and Somali. The Hausa Basic Course teaches the basic phonology and language and provides a good basic vocabulary...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Hausa Basic Course; Hausa; Course
|FSI - Japanese FAST - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Japanese Familiarization and Short Term (FAST) Course is one of a series of similar foreign language courses produced at the Foreign Service Institute that are intended to train U. S. Government personnel assigned to overseas posts. The objective of the FAST Courses is to help students acquire the communication skills necessary to deal with the most common social and daily life situations they will encounter during their overseas assignments...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Japanese FAST; Japanese; FAST
|FSI - Igbo Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
Igbo is based on the speech of two members of the Ezinehite group of Igbos in the Central Owerri Province between the towns of Owerri and Umuahia, Eastern Nigeria. The essential phonological and grammatical structure of Igbo is presented within a small vocabulary. The Igbo Basic Course consists of four parts: tone drills; units 1-24 covering dialogues, notes, and drills; units 25-30 covering dialogues and short narratives; and vocabulary...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Igbo Basic Course; Igbo; Course
|FSI - Modern Written Arabic - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
Though there is considerable diversity of dialects in spoken Arabic, the written language is fairly standard with the differences falling into historical periods rather than geographical areas. The emphasis in the Modern Written Arabic course is on reading modern printed Arabic. However, before attempting this, it is necessary to learn the Arabic writing system and have reasonably accurate pronunciation...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Modern Written Arabic; Modern; Written; Arabic; Course
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|FSI - Russian FAST Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
FSI - Russian FAST
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|FSI - Cambodian Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
This course examines two different Cambodian dialects: Standard Cambodian and the Phnom Penh dialect. Standard Cambodian is the approved speech for public education and mass communications. Of all the Cambodian dialects, it corresponds most closely to the writing system. The Phnom Penh dialect is spoken in the country's capital city. It differs sharply from the Standard Cambodian in pronunciation but is similar in other aspects...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Cambodian Basic Course; Cambodian; Course
|FSI - Bulgarian Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Bulgarian Basic Course assumes no previous knowledge of Bulgarian or any other Slavic language. It uses the Cyrillic alphabet that is taught through side-by-side presentation of English translations and phonetics. The course presents lessons in dialogues, drills, exercises, and English language narration.
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|FSI - Hebrew Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Hebrew Basic Course is designed to teach spoken and written modern Hebrew that is the ordinary, informal speech of educated native Israelis. It is not intended as a text for the study of the Old Testament or other Hebrew literature. The course starts by training students in the sounds and pronunciation of Hebrew. From the start the Hebrew spelling is placed alongside written transcripts designed to help you to listen...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Hebrew Basic Course; Hebrew; Course
|FSI - Saudi Arabic Basic Course - Urban Hijazi Dialect - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
Of the three major dialects in Saudi Arabic - Hijazi, Najidi, and Sharqi - Hijazi is used throughout the country for government and commercial purposes, and has become the most widely understood dialect in the Arabian Peninsula. Even so, there is no "standard" Hijazi dialect, but the basis for the Saudi Arabic Basic Course is "urban" Hijazi, to distinguish it from the Bedouin dialects also native to the region...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Saudi Arabic Basic Course; Urban Hijazi Dialect; Saudi; Arabic; Hijazi; Course
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|FSI - German Programmed Introduction - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
"German â A Programmed Introduction" enables you to learn new sounds, new words and phrases, and new structures. A typical unit is arranged as follows: phonology, comprehension, identification, pronunciation, fluency, application, and participation. The course provides some insight into German customs and language usage. "The text and tapes present, in a programmed learning style, the structural features and vocabulary contained in the first six units of the FSI German Basic Course...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; German Programmed Introduction; German; Programmed; Course
|FSI - German Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The German Basic Course is designed to provide students with a useful knowledge of the structure of the spoken language and with a basic vocabulary to use in both official and social situations. Each unit consists of basic memorized drills, vocabulary drills, pronunciation drills, and conversational practice. Units 1-12 introduce numbers, present tense of common verbs, gender, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and future and past tenses of common verbs...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; German Basic Course; German; Course
|FSI - Hungarian Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Hungarian Basic Course is written to provide students with the basic structure of the spoken language and a vocabulary to make limited practical use of both the spoken and written language while in Hungary. The course is intended to be colloquial, and emphasis is placed on idiomatic use and proper pronunciation of the spoken language. However, it also provides grammatical notes and instructions in the use of the written language...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Hungarian Basic Course; Hungarian; Course
|FSI - French Basic Course (Revised) - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The French Basic Course is designed to enable you to reach conversational proficiency. You learn how to control the French sound system by listening to the tapes and repeating each phrase. The 24 units that comprise volumes 1 and 2 present a complete grammatical structure. The dialogues present natural spoken French in a variety of contexts, such as, greeting people, registering at a hotel, getting a train ticket, and shopping...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; French Basic Course; French; Course
|FSI - Chinyanja Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Chinyanja Basic Course presents all the essential grammar of the spoken language of Malawi. It is divided into two main parts. The first consists of Units 1-40 and the second of Units 41-63. The first part emphasizes those words and sentences that students are most likely to need during their first few weeks in Malawi. The principal points of grammar are introduced, but they are not treated systematically, and there are few drills...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Chinyanja Basic Course; Chinyanja; Course
|FSI - Contemporary Cambodian - Introduction - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
This course is designed for beginning students who are interested in studying how to read and speak Cambodian. Each of the 60 lessons contains: dialogues, drills and vocabulary lists. The first 45 lessons cover general topics such as: food, going to the doctor, and transportation. The remaining 15 lessons cover military topics that are valuable to nonmilitary students because the vocabulary introduced in these lessons will be found in newspapers, magazines, and everyday conversations...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Contemporary Cambodian; Contemporary; Cambodian; Introduction
|FSI - Testing Kit - French and Spanish - Text - Foreign Service Institute|
"A basic purpose of this manual is to giue examples of French and Spanish proficiency at the different levels of the FSI scale in order to provide standards for comparison. The ultimate standard, the ultimate criterion reference is the proficiency of educated native speakers. "A related purpose is to describe techniques for conducting interviews and eliciting a sample of speech with enough scope in grammatical and lexical variety to provide an adequate basis for evaluation...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Testing Kit; French; Spanish
|FSI - Metropolitan French FAST - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
This course is designed to familiarize you with the situations you are likely to encounter abroad, and to provide you with the language skills you need to cope effectively with those situations. The Metropolitan French FAST course is ideal for the long term visitor, student, or permanent resident of France. Forty lessons include finding an apartment; an automobile crisis; calling a doctor; taking the Metro, train and taxi; and ordering in a restaurant...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Metropolitan French FAST; Metropolitan; French; FAST
|FSI - Fula Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
Fula - also known as Fulani, Peul, Poular, Toucouleur, and Fulfulde - is the language of the Fulbe, cattle raising and farming people of Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, and Niger. The Fula Basic Course consists of forty numbered units, three review units, and a glossary. Each unit includes a dialogue or other basic sentences and variation drills on basic sentences including certain vocabulary...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Fula Basic Course; Fula; Course
|FSI - Introduction to French Phonology - Texts - Foreign Service Institute|
The Introduction to French Phonology course provides additional drills for those who wish to sound like a native speaker of the language. The course may be used beneficially at any stage of learning the language. It is invaluable for those who are already masters of the language but who wish to speak it better. "In its use at the FSI it serves as the initial syllabus for beginning students, preceding the French Basic Course...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Introduction to French Phonology; Introduction; French; Phonology
|FSI - Korean Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Korean Basic Course teaches the national standard language as spoken by educated Koreans, a form that is understood throughout the country. The Korean orthography (Hangul) is introduced gradually.
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Korean Basic Course; Korean; Course
|FSI - Conversational Finnish - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Conversational Finnish course provides transcripts of the Finnish dialogues with idiomatic English translations plus notes on structural pattern and explanations of essential points of grammar. The course provides a variety of exercises with instructions in English.
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Conversational Finnish; Conversational; Finnish; Course
|FSI - Le Monde Francophone - Foreign Service Institute|
Le Monde Francophone is a reader intended for students who are ready for material at about the R-2 level of difficulty on the FSI reading proficiency scale. It is interesting to note that most of the former French colonies have chosen French as an official language. But the use of the French language may tend to mask cultural differences about which students should be aware. Le Monde Francophone provides introduction to some of the countries and cultures associated with the French language...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Le Monde Francophone; Francophone; French
|FSI - Hindi - An Active Introduction - Foreign Service Institute|
FSI - Hindi - An Active Introduction
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Hindi; Introduction
|FSI - Spanish Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
This course in the Latin American dialect prepares students to function effectively in conversations. Pronunciation, inflection, and intonation are heavily stressed. The text material has accompanying phonetic spellings written in Spanish. Volume 1 (Units 1-15) introduces gender present tense of verbs whose infinitives end in "ar," "er," and "ir," the irregular verbs "estar," "ser," and "haber," adjectives, possessives, present perfect and present progressive forms, and object pronouns...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Spanish Basic Course; Spanish; Course
|FSI - Amharic Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia used in government, business, government schools, most newspapers, and by educated people. The Amharic Basic Course presents lessons in dialogues, drills, exercises, and narratives. It includes samples of speech, explanations of basic language structures, and a variety of practical exercises.
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Amharic Basic Course; Amharic; Course
|FSI - Cantonese Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
Cantonese is the principal language of the Kwangtung province in Southeast China, parts of the Kwangsi province and of Hong Kong and Macao. In addition, Cantonese is spoken by ethnic Chinese in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia. Almost all Americans of Chinese descent in the United States are of Cantonese origin. This course deals with daily life in Hong Kong and includes samples of speech, explanations of basic language structure, and a variety of practical exercises...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Cantonese Basic Course; Cantonese; Course
|FSI Standard Chinese: A Modular Approach - Student Texts - Foreign Service Institute|
The focus of this course is on understanding in practical situations Mandarin Chinese, the official dialect of the People’s Republic of China. The material is organized into modules that deal with particular situations or language topics. You select the modules that you want to study in the order that you prefer. It is recommended that at least the first three modules (Orientation, Biographic Information, and Money) and the resource module be studied to achieve basic proficiency in the languag...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Standard Chinese; Chinese; Mandarin
|FSI - Thai Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Thai Basic Course teaches the national spoken language in the dialect of educated speakers of Bangkok and Central Thailand. It starts with a programmed introduction to Thai phonology to acquaint you with the significant features of the languageâs sound system. When writing, the Thais use a complex system based on Sanskrit, but in the course a special phonetic transcription is used which will help you read and write more easily.
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|FSI - Spanish FAST Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
Spanish FAST in Latin American dialect is a comprehensive, easy-to-use course designed to teach conversational Spanish, with a focus on vocabulary that a traveler or foreigner who has just arrived in a Spanish-speaking country would require. Grammar and vocabulary development are heavily stressed. There are lessons on telephoning and managing a conversation, asking directions, taking public transportation, social conventions, shopping, banking, ordering meals, and hiring household help, includin...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Spanish FAST Course; Spanish; Course
|Yoruba1 - Foreign Service Institute|
This course is a Yoruba basic-level language program developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The course has been used for over thirty years by United States government diplomats and officers for learning the Yoruba language. Other popular language programs (including Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur) rely heavily on the methods pioneered in this exclusive course. The course contains over 18 hours of educational audio with Student text (download-able)...
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|FSI - Sub-Saharan French FAST - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Sub-Saharan French FAST course presents cultural and functional information useful to you in French-speaking areas south of the Sahara desert. The course provides background information, samples of language that you may hear and reproduce, exploration of relevant grammar, supplementary vocabulary, and communicative uses of language for real or simulated purposes. You learn vocabulary and structures for everyday usage...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Sub-Saharan French FAST; Sub-Saharan; French; FAST
|FSI - Italian Programmed Course - Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Italian Programmatic course is designed to introduce you to spoken Italian. It covers virtually the entire sound system of the language and introduces the basic grammatical categories. Although verb forms are for the most part limited to the present tense, a few other forms, including past tense and future tense are also presented and practiced. The vocabulary and structure in this volume prepare one for talking on the telephone, ordering a meal, discussing daily activities, or requesting so...
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Italian Programmed Course; Italian; Course
|FSI - Greek Basic Course - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Greek Basic Course introduces the modern spoken language to those who wish a working command of contemporary Greek. The Greek represented in this course is a representative of the Kathomilumeni variety that is the "standard" speech of educated Greeks. It is neither entirely colloquial nor strictly formal. In the written materials the Greek alphabet is used from the beginning.
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|FSI - Levantine Arabic - Pronunciation - Student Text - Foreign Service Institute|
The Levantine Arabic course consists only of an introduction to the pronunciation of the language. It refers to the dialect of educated Palestinians around Beirut, Lebanon, but is intelligible in most urban areas of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel. Since most of the sounds of Levantine Arabic also occur in other Arabic dialects, the course can also be used in the study of those dialects.
Keywords: FSI; Foreign Service Institute; Levantine Arabic; Levantine; Arabic; Course; Pronunciation